Yes, I am Still Alive

Published July 17, 2014 by isisimaginings

Greetings, it’s 4.17am & I’ve been up since 2am. It’s so warm that I’m finding it impossible to sleep at the moment. I’ve been sorting through emails & visiting some blogs & now I thought I’d do a quick post to fill you I on what I’ve been doing for the past ten days or so.

Every spare minute has been spent helping my friend Lisa organise her crafting event day, which happens on Saturday, the 19th – approximately 54 hours away now. The amount of work involved is enormous & I’m just glad I’ve been able to help her with some of it. When I’m not helping I’m home making samples for her, trying to have as many as I can that will showcase all the new stamps, stencils, wood, etc., that she will have on sale. Later on today, we go to Costco to buy supplies, Friday evening we will get the hall set up & we’ll be there by 7 on Saturday morning, to make sure everything is ready before the doors open at 1Oam. I think I can safely say that we will spend Sunday collapsed in a heap somewhere……..

Because of all of that, plus everything else, I have deliberately stayed away from Twitter, Facebook, ignored emails & all the other distractions – apart from not having the time, I’m too tired. I do miss the Twitter chat especially, but I will get back to it next week. And of course, I’ve not made a single thing for myself for the last three – four? – weeks, so I thought I’d include two cards I made a while ago………..

My friend Georgina went on holiday & very kindly gave me her JoFY stamp sets to, ahem, look after for her & my first two projects were these birthday cards.

I kept this one very simple, just coloured with watercolour pencils.



I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints on this card; Zesty Zing, Pumpkin Soup, Tikka, Pansy, Sherbet, Snowflake, Hey Pesto, Tinned Peas.



 Behind the doors, a little pot of flowers…


Before I go, I must tell you that, thanks to the vagaries of Blogger, there are some blogs I can’t leave comments on at the moment. I don’t know why this is, it seems to change from week to week & I can’t work out why, or fix it. So apologies to those whose posts I usually comment on & am not doing so at present, it’s not for the want of trying..

Thanks for looking, I’ll be back soon I hope.


13 comments on “Yes, I am Still Alive

  • Good morning Kirsten..we are so very glad that you are still alive lol..and we have missed you!! your cards are lovely x Looking forward to seeing your samples and hope you have a lovely time time at the event xxx

  • Hi Kirsten

    So much to do, so little time… You have been missed on Twitter but we all knew why, hope the show goes well & your samples are loved by all who see them.

    It is tough to sleep when heat and stress get in the way, am sure your body will catch up soon.

    Two very beautiful cards using the babysat stamps, good of your friend to let you look after them. I’d say you are the perfect babysitter for any stamps lol.

    Take care, enjoy the fruits of your labour, see you after the event:-) xxx

  • Hi Kirsten, its funny how the most creative crafters are night owls……..I however can’t stay awake after 10pm! Lovely cards…… about this weeks PA challenge?

  • You take care of yourself, I can understand you’re extremely busy with all that. I love your first card above, a lovely CAS style that ticks all my boxes. The second is great fun – I’d not thought of CAS Interactive cards but I love the way the tree is coming off the side & all the ‘white’ space of patterned paper.
    I’m decluttering my craft room, despite the sale being off, amazing what one accumulates when first starting out on the craft journey & which lurks in corners in spite of previous declutterings!!
    Paula (PEP)

  • Your ears must have been burning Kirsten as Sam asked if anyone knew if you were ok last night. Like me she must have forgotten what you have been busy with until Helen reminded us. Good luck with Saturday although I’m sure you and Lisa won’t need it. It’s bound to be a big success!

    Love your cards as I am a big JoFY/PaperArtsy fan so definitely right up my street.

    See you on Twitter when you get your breath back.

    Lesley Xx

  • Gorgeous cards, Kirsten – love the top one coloured blue; but the pot of flowers hiding behind the door in the second is lovely! Glad to see you, you have indeed been missed; I have to say I was gobsmacked at the time you left a comment on my blog t’other day (for which I thank you) – sleep is so hard right now, I spend most of the night moving from one side of the bed to the other trying to find a cool patch.. See you soon, hope Saturday goes well. xxx

  • I hope you are in the middle of having a fabulous time at the event – sounds as though you’ve been going hell for leather, and in all this heat too. I hope it’s a brilliant success.

    Love your JOFY creations – so gentle and pretty.
    Alison xx

  • Thanks so much for your kind words Kirsten, I love both of your cards, the blues are so restful, and the happy feel to your yellow one. Hope to see your back in blogland soon xx

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